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ThyssenKrupp opens new stainless steel service center in Turkey

ThyssenKrupp Stainless Istanbul Çelik Servis Merkezi AS opened a new service center, extending its existing distribution structures for stainless steel flat products with an optimized logistics system and additional warehouse space. As a result, ThyssenKrupp Stainless International has expanded its range of services in Turkey and can now better supply customers with stainless steel products from the new Gebze site in the East of Istanbul.

Dr Torsten Schlüter member of the Management Board of ThyssenKrupp Stainless International said at the opening of the service center that "We don't want to be just a material supplier, but a genuine service provider. That means providing solutions for a wide range of applications and offering product-related services."

He said that this significant investment was necessary because the old site, some 30 kilometers away in Kartal had become too small. The new buildings in Gebze, which took 12 months to complete, offer 16,000 square meters of space to enable prompt supplies to customers in Turkey. The existing production equipment has also been modernized to ensure continuity in the manufacture of high quality products. Around 90 employees at the Gebze facility turn out custom flat products in multiple shift operations. In addition to several lines for slitting and cutting to length in line with customer specifications, other key services include grinding and brushing to produce attractive finishes.

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